PPB Sunshine Division Extends Food Assistance to Federal Employees During Government Shutdown (Photo)

January 22, 2019 15:30

  

****This release is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division****

Sunshine Division:
Contact: Kyle Camberg
503.577.6852
kyle@sunshinedivision.org

Labor Community Services Agency, Inc.
Contact: Eryn Byram
503. 915.0083
director@lcsaportland.org

For the second week in a row the Sunshine Division will provide food box support to federal employees working without pay in partnership with Labor's Community Services Agency, Inc., NW Oregon Central Labor Council and Oregon AFL-CIO.

Wednesday, January 23rd at 10:30a.m. -- 12:30p.m., union volunteers will return to Sunshine Division's 687 N Thompson warehouse, this time to pack 150 food boxes to be distributed to federal employees who continue to work four weeks without pay.

"Our first food box distribution effort with union members and Labor's Community Service Agency, Inc. was so well received we ran out of food boxes. We're partnering again to increase the number of boxes as the need for food assistance continues to grow the longer federal workers work without pay" said Kyle Camberg, Sunshine Division's Executive Director.

Sunshine Division food boxes will be distributed Thursday, January 24th at Portland International Airport thanks to union workers and Labor's Community Service Agency, Inc. who are supporting 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the parking lot at 8337 NE Alderwood Rd, Portland, OR.

Federal employees living in Portland may visit either of Sunshine Division's two locations (12436 SE Stark Street or 687 N Thompson Street, Portland) for direct food or clothing assistance at their pantries and clothing rooms during the shutdown. To access services or find out how to support Sunshine Division, go to: www.sunshinedivision.org .
About the Sunshine Division:

Sunshine Division offers free food assistance six days a week at their N. Portland warehouse, four days a week at their SE Stark location, and 24-hour food assistance through a partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, who store Sunshine Division food boxes at each police precinct to be dispatched at any time. They provide no-cost, bulk food and food boxes to 20+ local hunger relief non-profits serving Clark, Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah counties. In addition to food relief, they offer new and gently-used clothing in an on-site clothing room and fund new school clothes for low income children through our Izzy's Kid's program which pairs a Portland police officer with a child for a one-on-one shopping experience.

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Media Relations:
PPBPIO@portlandoregon.gov
Phone: 503-823-0830
1111 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

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